Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Labour champions greater oversight for academies and free schools

Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell has said a Labour government would bring academies and free schools under greater local authority oversight. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Ms Powell said the party would not return free schools to local authority control but would allow local government to intervene where necessary: "I think the idea that the secretary of state herself can manage and oversee and support all those schools directly is wrong-headed. We should have local oversight of those schools," she said.

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